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10th Annual FireKracker 5k

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (CR), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de stress.

No racing, retired.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.

 

Personal:

Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired.

Married for 24 years with two children (18 and 15).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7

 

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Miles:This week: 41.00 Month: 168.25 Year: 1804.30
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7493.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 425.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 774.67
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 796.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 802.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 138.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 116.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
263.8540.211.500.00305.56
Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 88.95Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 39.50Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 97.61Runs With Moxie Miles: 91.25Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 66.40Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 31.10Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 17.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.001.500.0015.50

5am...met Gray and Lynette for the morning run.  6.5 miles in 47 minutes through SRL.  Easy warmup, some faster MP miles a few sections where Gray and I picked it up to under 6:00 pace.  Good run, good company.  (Ride 3 2015)

4 miles with DanS on the desert at lunch...hot!   (Mirage Red)

5 miles with Justin and Isaac from home to Community Park, a few loops and back.  They ran some tempo, I ran easy.  (Fastwitch 6)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.50Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

I slept in and went out with the whole family!  3 miles with Kami, Katelyn and Justin.  1 mile more with Justin and Moxie.  3.3 miles solo.  7.3 miles total in 1;01.  Easy day, now for a day off...visit with out of town friends and get some things done around the house.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 7.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...met Alana, Curt, Gama and Trenton for a 6 mile run on a nice morning. Good to run with Curt again and catch up a bit, been too long.  Stopped by the house to say goodbye to Kami before her 70 mile ride this morning then took Moxie out for 4 miles.  10 easy miles total...now to see if my legs are ready for the 5K tomorrow.  (Ride 3 2015)

Get to have breakfast with Jon Allen today! 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 10.00
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Race: 10th Annual FireKracker 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:17:50, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.110.000.008.11

We ran the FireKracker 5k race as a family team and got second team overall.  For me, pretty crappy race.  Overall 7th (2nd 30 and over) ...mostly young faster guys in front of me.  Had a plan to run slower first mile (5:30ish) then stay steady..did not happen.  Pretty slow 5:50ish for the rest, caught in no man's land with no desire to push.  So is the state of my speed training right now.  Justin's calf popped again, Katelyn ran strong but her legs were hurting and Kami ran 29 minutes the day after a 76 mike bike ride!  Fun to run as a family, see good friends and enjoy the weather. (Fastwitch)

Happy Independence Day!

2 miles later in the day.  Ate horribly but had fun with friends and family.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 6.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles with Moxie on a cool and cloudy morning.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5:15am...really tired and not feeling well.  4 easy miles with Moxie on a cool morning to try to shake it off. (Ride 3 2015)

3 easy miles with Kami in the late evening. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:45am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a nice morning.  Still very tired, hard to get up to run.  (Ride 3 2015)

4 miles on the desert on a sunny, calm and nice temp (75) day.  4 miles in 27:45...14:20ish out, 13:25ish back.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

4:45am...5 slow miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a warm cloudy morning. Still very tired, stiff back.  Got done just before the rain...Kami was out for a 35 mile ride...hope the rain did not get them too bad the direction they were going.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 easy miles at lunch in 36 minutes.  Nice temp, muggy and cloudy.  (Mirage Red)

3 miles with Kami and Katelyn around the neighborhood on a nice evening. (Launch 2)

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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4:45am...5 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Slow again.  (Ride 3 2015)

Busy day today, only had time in the evening to get in 4 miles...plus 1 more.  (Fastwitch 6)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

4:45am...7 easy miles with Moxie before driving to Alturas Lake and back today to go get Justin from Luther Heights Camp.  (Ride 3 2015)

3 miles in the early evening with Kami.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

5am..I ran 2 miles early with Moxie to get her out.  Then Justin and I met Lynette, Andrea and Eric for a run on our IronRim/Blackhawk 14 mile loop.  Kami and Rocky rode bikes too.  14 miles in 1:43 on a beautiful morning for a run!  (Launch 2)

Now for a brunch with Jon and Marci, prep work on our camper and a BBQ tonight with our neighbors!

6 mile bike ride around the neighborhood with Kami and Katelyn.  Been a crazy weather day...cool in the morning, nice, heavy rain storm now hot and sunny with another rain shower threatening!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Slept in (8+ hours!) and went out a bit later with Katelyn.  We went to Freeman Park to run the Tiger/Grizz XC course.  1+ mile warmup, then we ran the 3.11 mile course and she did great!  4.5 miles total at the park.

Came home and took Moxie out for 3 miles through the neighborhood.  Beautiful day!  (Fastwitch 6)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

Up really late last night catching up with my brother and his wife and kids, so this was a short easy run as I was tired and had a hard time getting up...feeling old. 4 easy miles with Moxie.  (Ride 3 2015)

6 miles at lunch in 41:44 on a warmish day.  Felt controlled and pretty easy pace.  4+6 mile runs for the last day I am 46.  (Mirage Red)

4 miles with Justin from home and around Tauphaus Park.  Threw in a couple of fast miles via fartleks (I got down to 4:40 and he was stil pulling away!).  Nice to get out and run fast with him.  (Fastwitch 6)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.104.000.000.0016.10

I had a really vision problem today...I had a hard time seeing myself go to work, so I took my birthday off.

5am...8.1 miles with Gray on the thirteenpointone course...man that is a huge uphill...but fun downhill too.  Too early for that hard of a workout.  Ran it at right at 1 hour.

Came home and went out for 4 miles with Kami and Moxie.  I was going to run with Justin (he was tired) and Katelyn (we decided to go to a movie instead) in the morning, but will go out later today.  (Launch 2)

4 miles with Justin and Katelyn in the early afternoon after Justin got off work.  A great birthday so far!  (Fastwitch 6)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 12.10Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

5am...I met Lynette and the corner and we ran 7 miles in the wind and rain.  Actually wasn't too bad, but it did start to get a little warm by the end.  I was really sore from yesterday's hill workout, but we managed to keep the run under 8:00 pace.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 easy miles at lunch around the river.  Started off with DanS and really enjoyed the company and the weather for this run.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 7.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I slept in to start a mini taper for the half marathon this weekend...besides I was tired and my glutes are still a bit sore.

6 miles at lunch in an easy 44 minutes.  Nice day, feeling a bit better.  (Mirage Red)

I ran 4 miles with Kami for her birthday run after work.  Nice to get out with her.  Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife! (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

7:30am...4 miles in the neighborhood with Justin to shake out our legs before the race tomorrow.  (Ride 3 2015)

Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Kelly Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:18:25, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0013.100.000.0016.10

Justin and I ran the Kelly Canyon Half Marathon and Kami and Katelyn ran the Ririe Days 5K...great family running day.  We left home around 5:30am to get up to the start.  The ladies dropped us off and headed to Ririe for their race (where all the races end).

Gray was there so I was running for second place (he ran 1:14 and set a new course record...turn 30 already and slow down!).  We took off fast (Justin was in front of us at the half mile mark!).  Fast down hill start...first three miles in 4:54, 5:10, 5:39.  Then some uphill/downhill before 1 mile of dirt road.  At mile 6 we get back on the flats of the country roads into Ririe.  This is where Gray really took off from me. My hammy/glute started talking to me at mile 4, got better then started to be loud around mile 10 and yell at mile 12.  Finished slow, but overall happy with the result considering my recovery on this off year. 2nd overall in 1:18:25 for my slowest race here, but hope to be faster next week.

Justin and Isaac missed the turn at mile 7 and ran an extra 2 miles out before turning around.  Ended up with about 16 miles for the day...a long training run for next week! 

Katelyn ran a new PR and Kami ran strong and improved from the race earlier in the month.  Overall  a fun day.  

Spent the afternoon at the Melaleuca picnic and considering my "mid life crisis" potential purchase...still thinking about it but very tempted right now...not practical but a dream!

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 16.10
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1.000.000.000.001.00

Long drive to Alturas lake and back to drop off Katelyn at Luther Heights Bible Camp.  Sore and stiff from the race.  Got home and went for a bike ride with Justin and Kami in the evening just to shake off the rust.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.750.000.000.009.75

4:45am...4.25 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Still a bit sore and stiff.  (Ride 3 2015)

5.5 miles in 39:30 (7:10 AP) at lunch on a nice cool and cloudy day.  Legs feeling better, glutes a bit sore.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.25Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.25Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie on a cool morning.  Ran along Sunnyside and wandered through the neighborhood.  (Ride 3 2015)

4 easy miles looping Freeman Park.  Warm outside, but needed to get out for a stress reliever. (Mirage Red)

10 mile bike ride through SRL and the river with Justin and Kami on a windy (and some rain) evening.  Nice times!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

6:15am...5 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside. (Ride 3 2015)

Dropped off the dog, changed shoes and grabbe Justin for a run. Ran from home through Tauphaus Park and a bit in the neighborhood.  5 miles with Justin (with some fartleks) and another mile solo for 6 miles at 7:35 AP.  (Fastwitch 6)

Kami and I drove to Ketchum to spend a couple of nights before picking Katelyn up at camp.  After checking in, rode our mountain bikes around Sun Valley area for about 10 miles and ate at Grumpy's on a cool evening.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 66.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

5:30am...6 solo miles up through Sun Valley to the gun club and back.  Then Kami and I went out for 5 miles on the River Run Trail before breakfast at Perry's.  (Launch 2)

We then drove to the SNRA HQ and rode the Harriman Trail up to the Galena Lodge and back.  Close to 40 miles round trip...fun but very hard, wore us both out.

Dinner at Rico's along with a few beers on the patio.  Great day!

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles with Kami on the River Run trail before breakfast at the Kneadery.  Tired as I could not sleep last night.

Drove to Lake Alturas to pick up Katelyn.  On the way back saw lots of fast cars in town for the Road Rally, including 3 Bugati's!  Long drive back home.

Picked up our packets for the race tomorrow.

Mid life crisis car is gone.

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Idaho Falls Half Marathon (12.95 Miles) 01:15:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0013.000.000.0015.00

I ran the IF Half marathon today.  Got a good time (1:15:39), faster than I thought I would, but the course logistics were a bit messed up and the course is short.  I ended up in 2nd to a guy who missed a turn at mile 8 then I missed a turn at mile 12 and ended up within about 5 seconds of one another at the end (he got me).  I went back and checked the course and I was "short" by about 0.05M (measured it).  The photographer (a friend) was parked and sitting over the arrows and never said anything when I turned the wrong way.

Post scipt: Feel pretty crappy about my behavior, and missing the turn in the park.  This is why I don't want to race...just run.

PSS: I went for drinks with my buddy who was the RD.  He said he checked with the photogapher and the time stamp on our pics were only about 10 seconds apart.  Just enough that the guy in front of me had just turned the corner when I came around the previous turn so I just missed seeing him at the turn.  Their claim to "2 minutes or so in the lead" is not true!

Still a fast downhill  for 6 miles then a grind for 7 miles of mostly flat.   GI issues now bad after the race.

Justin did great and got a new PR (1:26 and change), as did several other friends (Jeremy, Ron, Mike, Pat, etc.).

Glad to be done, love running but getting tired and too old for racing.  (Tangent)

Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy recovery miles with Moxie.  A car turned around in the middle of the street to come back and ask me about Moxie and where I got my beautiful Border Collie...she is a great dog!  (Ride 3 2015)

Drove down to Preston area to camp at Emigration Camground with my family.

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

3 miles in the morning with Moxie on the Highline Trail right behind our camp!  It then proceeded to rain most of the day, so we spent the day in the camper playing games.  

When it cleared up later, we did another 3 miles around camp.  (Xodus)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5 miles with the family on the Highline Trail, then on the Midland Connector to the Midlad Trail up to the top of the ridge then up the peak of the mountain overlooking Paris, ID.  A good climb. Picked Huckleberries on the way back!

Another 3 miles with the kids and the dog on the trail before dinner.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles around campground.  Spent the early afternoon on the beach at Bear Lake then came back and relaxed.  Finished reading "Racing the Sun"...a good read and neat to the see the character development of Quenton.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 2.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

1 mile with Moxie at camp before heading home today.  Nice few days of camping with my family. 

6 in the evening, 3 with Kami then 3 with Justin.  Good to be home, but enjoyed the relaxation of camping.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 1.00Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

6:15am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  

Took the kids to Freeman Park and ran the Tiger/Grizz course.  Once with Katelyn and Justin, then just Justin and I for the second round (a bit faster).  Nice to run with my kids!  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 12.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
263.8540.211.500.00305.56
Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 88.95Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 39.50Saucony Fastwitch 6 2015 Miles: 97.61Runs With Moxie Miles: 91.25Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 66.40Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Miles: 31.10Saucony Xodus 2011 Miles: 17.00
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